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Amy's Reflections

September 12, 2022

Over Labor Day weekend, I was able to see my dear Aunt Margie who lives in Missouri. She turned 90 years old in July, and I haven’t been able to see her for a few years. Growing up we used to “vacation” in Missouri every year and spend a week at her house, so she is part of many fond memories from my childhood. My sister and I discussed it and decided to make a quick trip to visit and make it a priority. I will say that the quick visit reset my attitude and filled my soul. We had the best time catching up and laughing until we cried. At 90, she doesn’t filter her thoughts much and she is hilarious. I am so grateful that I took the time away from my responsibilities and family for a short period of time to refill my bucket. 

How are you refilling your bucket? Healthcare is an incredibly difficult and demanding profession. It is also some of the most rewarding work you will ever do. While at work, you give so much of yourselves to our patients and your teams that you have to find ways to replenish your soul. Often times, our attitudes reflect the level in our personal buckets. I have plenty of days where I need to choose a better attitude just like everyone else. My challenge this week is to find ways to reset your mind, your attitude, and your soul. You deserve it!

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